Pat Povilaitis in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
In a classic case of ‘It always comes back to comics’ in my life, Pat ‘The Human Vise’ Povilaitis – who was the star of the Great Black Swamp Olde Time Strongman Picnic DVD that I made a few years ago with Atomic Athletic and Tiger Claw Martial Arts – appeared a few days ago in the very long-running cartoon feature Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Adding unbelievable to weird, I discovered that Pat was also the subject of a feature on the History Channel’s Stan Lee’s Superhumans show. Pat is in episode four of the second season (available on iTunes). Iron Mind talked to Pat about the show. Some out-take video I made of Pat at New Jersey’s (now sadly much washed away by Hurricane Sandy) Seaside Heights is below, followed by Pat’s segment on Stan Lee’s show with awkward French overtalking (sorry, best I could find). One thing I seriously miss from moving back to the west coast is getting to regularly see the indie strength training crew that is so well represented by Pat and Atomic Athletic.